1. Create Restore DVDs before I move on.
If this fails it's on the phone to support. If they can't solve it then the entire machine is packed and returned as defective.
2. The second thing I do is to eject the usual Norton and other software I don't use then I move to what I need to install.
3. For transfers I slip in my backup DVDs and copy over my stuff. For those that don't backup they have to create or use some other method.
My new Alienware with Vista Ultimate is being delivered today. I'd like some advise on what to do after I turn it on. What things need I do other than just turn it on (which is all I needed with previous versions of Windows).
Also, what about this "easy transfer" option? I'm terrified of moving junk from my old XP to the new machine. Do I need to set up files on the Vista computer first, or will the established files and names move and set up on the new Vista computer? Thanks for any advise.